You can always expect those courageous solons at Halitosis Hall to do the wrong thing, especially in an election year. Two bills, one concerning requirements to post on-line all General Assembly committees’ roll call votes and another requiring that House and Senate members’ votes be posted online within 30 minutes, have recently been introduced in the legislature.

The software and other technical alterations needed to create 30-minute posting are something a 10-year-old could put together. But that bill is being held by the Senate Constitutional and Regulatory Issues Committee “for further study.” That means they’re trying to quietly kill it. As of the Phoenix’s deadline, the committee-votes bill, passed in the Senate, appeared to be going nowhere in the House.

The one thing that far too many of our elected representatives are completely transparent about: their disdain for the public’s right to know.  

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